New Witter Field restrictions as athletes resume practices

Julie Reichle

Witter Field

In a Monday, Nov. 16 press release, PUSD announced that due to the resumption of high school athletics practices, Witter Field will be closed to the community from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays.

The track and synthetic turf field are open for community use outside these hours and on weekends. 

You can get to Witter Field from the Wildwood Avenue steps, Piedmont Middle School’s “PE Hill,” or the El Cerrito pedestrian gate.  The Windsor Avenue gate, Wildwood Elementary School playground, baseball and softball fields, batting cages, and Witter Field House restrooms remain closed.

Public health measures remain in effect: wear face coverings, maintain at least six-foot social distancing from others who are not part of the same household or living unit, and avoid all social interaction when sick with a fever, cough, or other COVID-19 symptoms.

The District previously closed Witter Field due to widespread and persistent lack of compliance with the Alameda County order at the Field, and similar issues led the City of Piedmont to close the Linda Beach Playfield, as noncompliance poses a serious public health risk.  Witter Field is an important community resource and the decision to reopen the facility was made based on supportive public input.  The Field will remain open as long as users comply with the public health orders issued by Alameda County.

Questions or comments?  Please contact Director of Facilities Pete Palmer at ppalmer@piedmont.k12.ca.us 

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